Center for Information Systems

The CIS Executive Committee, which is chaired by the co-directors, manages the activities of the Center:

  • Cathy Bakes (co-chair) contact
  • Ryan Conlon (co-chair) contact
  • Tom Countryman
  • Dave Drzewiecki
  • Jim Jastatt

Reporting to the Executive Committee are 5 standing committees (Business Experience, Curriculum, Enrollment, Membership and Scholarship), each of which is co-chaired by a Kent State University faculty member and a business executive:

Business Experience Committee

Responsible for soliciting and communicating internship opportunities:

  • Alan Brandyberry
  • Yvette Clayton
  • Dave Drzewiecki
  • Barbara Frahlich (co-chair)
  • Dakota Grover
  • Terry Koch
  • Robin Pijor
  • Kristin Williams (co-chair) contact
  • Ilan Volgershteyn

Curriculum Committee

Responsible for reviewing and updating the curriculum:

  • Ryan Conlon (co-chair) contact
  • Brian Dillinger
  • Jennifer Fischer
  • John Kump (co-chair)
  • Dan Muller
  • Geoff Steinberg
  • Dawn Swit

Enrollment Committee

Responsible for marketing Information Systems and other technology-related careers to potential students:

  • Colette Armes
  • Cathy Bakes (co-chair) contact
  • Jay Buser (co-chair)
  • Yvette Clayton
  • Jordan Edelman
  • Bill Eline
  • Barbara Frahlich
  • Katie George
  • Jim Jastatt
  • Mark Mace
  • Erika Sheeler
  • Kristin Williams

Membership Committee

Responsible for recruiting corporate members and promoting membership benefits:

  • Cathy Bakes (co-chair) contact
  • Stacy Sadar (co-chair)
  • Bob Smith

Scholarship Committee

Responsible for tracking donations and distributing funds to students for various achievements:

  • Cathy Bakes (co-chair) contact
  • Ed Cironi
  • Tom Countryman
  • Keith Dawkins
  • Jordan Edelman
  • Geoff Howard
  • Bill Robinson (co-chair)
  • Barb Whiddon

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